The opinions expressed herein are my own personal views. I am writing as a private citizen, and not as an appointed or elected official.
Regarding "My money is on Meg Whitman for governor," (Aug. 15): Roger Gitlin appears to be Sean Hannity's clone, espousing opinion as fact, and then selling fear as fact. He apparently knows little about Jerry Brown, though he sounds like the expert.
How many more car accidents and/or deaths must occur before our city traffic engineers realize how dangerous and confusing the yellow flashing arrows are at the Mall Entrance and Citrus Avenue intersections on Valencia Boulevard? |
Rejoice and pass my double nonfat latte, a judge, appointed by Ronald Reagan no less, listened carefully to the two sides presented in regard to Proposition 8 and overturned the results from one of the most expensive and ridiculous things (was it really a law?) ever put on a ballot.
I would love to see a page in The Signal titled "Good News Page." This page could be good things that have happened and positive things that happened; things that cheer us all up. Anything from what happened to your family dog, to how glad we all are that we finally made it home safely. A report about a Good Samaritan helping someone in need.
Living in Southern California, it's hard to miss the constant TV ads and billboards promoting various forms of surgical "cures" for the battle of the bulge. This has become big business. From lap banks to gastric bypass, we are being enticed to believe that this type of surgery can be just what you need to solve your weight and health-related issues.
Diabetes is a growing concern in our country. Nearly 81 million Americans - or one-in-four households - have diabetes or prediabetes, with a new case diagnosed every 20 seconds. While those statistics sound ominous, the good news is that this disease can be managed through diet, exercise, medication (if needed) and a strong support system.
Local high school athletes and their parents could get a reality check Monday night at West Ranch High School.
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
Tom Silberkleit, award-winning editor and publisher for Wine House Press (Sonoma) travels to Vino 100 on Friday, Aug. 27 from 5 p.m to 9 p.m. as part of a national book signing tour and wine tasting event.
Have a product, service or organization you'd like to showcase to thousands of people - namely families - in Santa Clarita?
Hart District Named for Mix It Up Model Schools
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will host "I, Con: The Brilliant Work of Paul Conrad," an exhibition featuring more than 50 drawings by three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Paul Conrad, from Tuesday, Aug. 31, to Thursday, Sept. 30.
The city of Santa Clarita will host a free Enterprise Zone Breakfast Workshop on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at City Hall on the first floor in the Council Chambers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The skies off the Hawaiian island of Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on the red planet.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - As President Barack Obama prepares to announce tougher new air quality standards, lawmakers in several states already are trying to blunt the impact on aging coal-fired power plants that feed electricity to millions of consumers.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A funeral has been held in Philadelphia for a rundown row house seen as a symbol of urban blight.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is providing haphazard, inadequate psychiatric treatment to its most severely mentally ill inmates, according to a new report by a federal court official.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Call them the fortunate ones: Nearly 4,000 California companies, farms and others are allowed to use free water with little oversight when the state is so bone dry that deliveries to nearly everyone else have been severely slashed.
CLEVELAND (AP) - A police car chase that ended in a schoolyard with two unarmed suspects dying in a hail of 137 bullets is part of a wide-ranging federal investigation into the Cleveland Police Department's use of deadly force and its pursuit policies.
Sabrin Sidhu, a senior at Valencia High School, has competed in the 77th Annual student speaker contest which is sponsored by the Lions Fourth District Student Speakers Foundation.
The SCV Writers' Group is an association of local writers who meet regularly to share their current fiction projects.
Have you have ever had an extraordinary moment of any kind that really struck you because of the coincidence or surprise that it presented, or perhaps an unusually realistic dream you experienced, or even an instinct – that little voice in your head – that you listened to and it paid off?
Rosedell Elementary School GATE students were fortunate to visit the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL, in Pasadena in May.
The walls have come down and the roof is off in Santa Clarita Christian School's British literature classroom.